Melissa Gilbert has a kids book out called ‘Daisy and Josephine.’ She married Timothy Busfield (the guy with red hair from Thirtysomething) last year and they moved to Michigan last August. She now lives in a town of about 9,000. NAUGHTY BUT NICE ROB team had a little chat!
Why did you move? You’re L.A born and bred.
-It’s Tim’s home state and we decided we needed a change, to slow down and reevaluate. Being in L.A. when you’re not working on a TV show or a film is a terrible place to live. The pace is horrible, the air is horrible. It’s horrible. I’ve become a Mid-West girl. I just lived through the polar vortex. I kicked polar vortex ass.
Freaking out about turning 50 this year?
-No! Not even a little bit. I actually think 50 is a fantastic number. Listen when you’re stuck at 8 years old, getting to 50 is kind of a miracle. I’m embracing it entirely and I’m so happily, madly in love with a man who loves me back at the age I am and the person I am at this moment so I have no worries about it. I’d like to do something about my rear end but whatever. It is what it is. It’s been here for 50 years. It should get a little credit.